Siri On Macbook Pro Download

Posted : admin On 11/24/2021

“Hey Siri” on the iPhone makes using Siri much easier when you’re driving or otherwise have your hands full. Siri made the move to the Mac with the debut of macOS Sierra 10.12, and while it’s easy enough to summon her/his help by clicking the Siri icon in the Dock or the Menu Bar, it would be a darned sight cooler to be able to summon the assistant via your voice. Here’s how.

Siri on macbook pro

What we’re going to do is setup a dictation voice command to activate a custom keyboard shortcut for Siri. Then when you say the magic phrase, (why yes, it can be “Open Sesame” if you wish), Siri will activate, ready to receive your commands.

Devices that support “Hey Siri” Here is Apple’s list of supported Macs for ‘Hey Siri’:. MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports). MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018). iMac Pro. WORKAROUND TRICK TO TRY! I have not tried this workaround to get ‘Hey Siri’ working on other Macs.

How to Activate “Hey Siri” on Your Mac in macOS Sierra

Change the Siri Keyboard Shortcut

  • Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 on production 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and prerelease macOS Big Sur. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power, with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%.
  • Going to start making videos again so stay tuned! Any questions, leave a comment:) This video shows you how to enable Siri on your Mac without MacOS Sierra.

First, let’s set a keyboard shortcut for activating Siri. While the default keyboard shortcut works fine in summoning Siri, it will not work for our purposes, due to the limitations of the Mac’s Accessibility Preferences.

  1. Click on the Apple in the upper left-hand corner of your Desktop, and then click “System Preferences…” in the pull-down menu.
  2. Click the Siri icon in the System Preferences window.
  3. Look for the “Keyboard Shortcut” in the Siri dialog box. Click on the pull-down menu. While you’ll see three stock options here, we can’t use any of them. So, click on the “Customize…” option at the bottom of the pull-down. Now, create a custom shortcut to activate Siri pressing the keys you want to use. (I used Command+F13. I can’t recall ever using that key combo in any apps, so it works for me. If you find your combo causes issues with an app, retrace the above steps to choose a new combo.)

Create a Dictation Command to Activate Siri

  1. Go out to the main System Preferences screen. (Click the left navigation button at the top-left corner of the Siri screen.) and then click on the Keyboard icon.
  2. Click on the Dictation tab, as seen below.
  3. Next to the “Dictation” option, Click “On” to turn it on. Then make sure the “Enhanced Dictation” checkbox is checked. (This might require a download that allows for offline use of the feature. Don’t worry, you can do the rest of the steps while it’s downloading.)
  4. If you have multiple microphones, select the one you want to use by clicking the pop-up menu under the microphone icon. You can also change the language if needed, but we’ll be using English as the language for our setup.

Now when you say “Hey Mac Siri” to your Mac, a Siri window will open on your Mac’s desktop. Why did I specify “Hey Mac Siri,” instead of merely setting it to “Hey Siri”? I have an iPhone I keep near me at all times. If I used just “Hey Siri,” the iPhone would respond too. If you don’t have an iPhone or don’t have “Hey Siri” activated on it, you can set the command to the shorter phrase.

Siri On Macbook Pro Download

(Original tip thanks to Macworld)

On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Say 'Hey Siri'

Just say 'Hey Siri,' then immediately say what you need. For example, say 'Hey Siri, what's the weather like today?'

Press and release the button

  • On iPhone X or later, press the Side button, then immediately make your request.
  • On iPad Pro models without a Home button, press the Top button, then immediately make your request.
  • If your device has a Home button, press it, then immediately say what you need.

Want to make a longer request? Just press and hold the button that you use to activate Siri until you're finished making your request.

On AirPods or in a car

While wearing AirPods Pro or AirPods (2nd generation), say 'Hey Siri,' then immediately say what you need. On AirPods (1st generation), double-tap the outside of either AirPod, wait for a chime, then make your request.

If your vehicle supports CarPlay or Siri Eyes Free, hold down the voice-command button on your steering wheel while you make your request.

On Apple Watch

Say 'Hey Siri'

Look at your Apple Watch or tap its screen. When it wakes, just say “Hey Siri,' then immediately say what you need.

Raise to speak

With watchOS 5 and later and Apple Watch Series 3 or later, you don't need to say 'Hey Siri.” Just hold your watch near your mouth and say what you need.

Press the Digital Crown

Siri On Macbook Pro Download And Install Apps How To

Press the Digital Crown for a few moments, then tell Siri what you need.

Want to make a longer request? Just press and hold the Digital Crown until you're finished making your request.

On HomePod

Say 'Hey Siri'

Siri On Macbook Pro Download Windows 7

Just say 'Hey Siri,' then immediately say what you need.

Press the top of HomePod

Press the top of HomePod, then make your request.

Want to make a longer request? Just press and hold the top of HomePod until you're finished making your request.

HomePod isn't available in all countries and regions.

On Mac

Say 'Hey Siri'

On a Mac (2018 or later), say 'Hey Siri,' then make your request.

Press the Siri button

  • On a Macbook Pro with a Touch Bar, press the Siri button on the Touch Bar, then make your request.
  • On macOS Sierra and later, click the Siri button in the menu bar or Dock. Then say what you need.
  • To make a longer request, hold the Siri button until you're finished making your request.

Siri On Macbook Pro Download Free

If Siri doesn't close automatically, click close in the window.

Hey siri on macbook

Learn more about using Siri on your Mac.

On Apple TV

Hold down the Siri button on your Siri Remote, make your request, then release the Siri button.

Learn more about using Siri on your Apple TV.

Turn Off Siri Macbook Pro

Do more with Siri

From finding information to getting help with everyday tasks, discover more ways to use Siri.

Disable Siri Macbook

Siri availability and features vary by language, and country and region. Learn which Siri features are supported in your country or region on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.